Alois Hadamczik resigned as head coach of the Czech men’s national team on Monday, a few days after the quarter-final loss against the U.S.
The 61-year-old was coaching the national team during seven seasons. He led the team from 2005 to 2008 and returned in the summer of 2010. He led the Czechs to Olympic bronze in Turin 2006, one IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship silver medal (2006) and two bronze medals (2011, 2012).
The Czechs didn’t enjoy the same success in Sochi with a sixth-place finish and only two wins in five games.
A replacement in view of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, has not been named yet but Tomas Kral, the President of the Czech Ice Hockey Association, said that a replacement will be named within a few days.
Hadamczik’s contract was originally signed until the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on home ice in Prague and Ostrava.